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Will One Day Water Diet Improve Blood Test Results
Suffering with dehydration, no amount of water seems to make me feel better. Awaiting blood test results but what can I do or take in the mean time?
Dehydration: Unfortunately, without knowing what's causing it, it's really hard to suggest effective treatment. Dehydration can be true when you are losing more than ingesting such as in cases of vomiting or diarrhea or relative when you are putting out large amount of urine in cases of diabetes mellitus or insipidus. Until you have your tests done, there's not much I can suggest without more history data. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
If B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin and your body gets rid of excess, what would cause an 'off the charts' high level on blood test results?
Supplementation.: Most common cause of very high b12 level is patient taking vitamin supplement. B12 is not "gotten rid of" quickly. Healthy people may have a five year supply in the liver. ...Read more
Have Badly handwritten blood test results. What does + or - ve mean at the end of each test, possibly a u with dash marks. One says O/-ve Thank u?
Try HealthTap PRIME: Can't tell what positive or negative means without more information. HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images of test results while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. ...Read more
Could there be a significant difference between blood test results that are just one month apart? If so, what are some possible causes of getting very different blood test results just one month apart
I regularly donate blood every 2 months. Would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP? Tbili?
No: Apart from tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 it may not affect other blood test results. If you want to get thyroid tests, then wait for 3 weeks and it should have no effect then. ...Read more
I got my blood test results back. Very concerned that my Nucleated RBC was 0.2 and my Nucleated RBC Abs was high at 0.01. Everything I'm reading says no one other than newborns (and only for up to 5 days) should have any nucleated rbc's. Please help!
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, 0.2 is not meaningfully different from zero. The result would fall within the margin of error for the test. If you do not have any symptoms, do not be concerned. You may repeat the cell count next time you need a blood test for some other reason. ...Read more
Its 4th day I have chills 98.6 F temp and fatigue. As my blood test results are still normal should I worry of an infection.?
Reassurance: Normal blood result with so low grade "fever" actually rules out serious infection ...Read more
My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o
Hard to say: If the alkaline phosphatase was high while other liver enzymes were normal, it can indicate many things - gallbladder or bone problems would be high on the list. Additional tests to break down the alk phos and additional tests of liver, gallbladder and bone function can help make a diagnosis. However, it is not uncommon to have mild-moderate elevations of alk phos and never find a cause. ...Read more
I have blood test results on my 9 yr old from when he was in hospital after being dehydrated day after lymph removal. Ast 101/bun24.1?
Repeat tests: Repeat liver function tests in 2-3 weeks after he is better and well hydrated. ...Read more
My blood test results were: f.B.S=127 b.U.N=11 cre=.8 sgot=48 sgpt=104 alk. Ph=100 cho=237 tg=224 hdl=50 ldl=142.2 have I a problem in my liver? Thanks
Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests are done in less than four hours and reported soon after. Other tests may take 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Same as anywhere: The thing in question is not there. Not present. Ask the provider who ordered the tests for an explanation of the results. It's part of the services from providers to complete the stage of diagnostic evaluation. Ask - if you do't understand - say so and they might make it simpler. Best! ...Read more
RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more
Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more